Bose QuietComfort 15 Review: Excellent Noise-Cancelling Headphones
The Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones feature the latest innovation in noise-cancellation technology. It seems that Bose design engineers have perfected their recipe for comfort and sound cancellation over the years.
The headphone, which is the successors to Bose’s QuietComfort 2, uses the same basic design features similar to its predecessor such as the over-the-ear design, and the revolving earcups which fold flat to fit perfectly in a portable hard case which is nearly the thickness of six CD cases.
The QuietComfort 15 which weighs a feather light 181grams is almost twice as light when compared to Beats Executives which comprise of an aluminum frame. It is still not particularly slim or compact when compared with other headphones with enhance mobility features in terms of physical dimensions.
The outer headband and inner earcups are manufactured from matte black plastic whereas the top of the headband is enclosed in slow-response memory foam covered with supple pleather.
The external surface of the ear cups are comprised of a matte silver plastic with a pearlescent texture which is highlighted by a glossy oval shaped figure embossed in the center.
An easy to reach power switch is located on the front of the right earcup right below a green status light.
Within the right earcup, there is a neatly concealed section which consists of a slot for the single AAA battery required to power up the the sleek gadget.
The audio jack is situated near a relatively large port along the bottom of the left earcup which allows the user full control over the volume intensity.
As with all of Bose’s noise-canceling headphone products, you have to activate the noise-canceling technology to listen to music, and when the battery dies, so does the music. Fortunately the headphones boast 35 hours of battery life.
The headphones are extremely comfortable and they nearly cause zero discomfort when worn upto 2-3 hours at a time, however because they feature an over-the-ear cup design they do tend to get a bit steamy on the inside, especially on hot days.
According to Bose, these headphones are designed to defeat a wider range of frequencies, going up to over 90 decibels and offer a slight but noticeable difference when compared to its older generation variants.
When it comes down to sound quality and detail, the QuietComfort 15 outperforms the QuietComfort 2s and QuietComfort 3s by providing an overall sound which is smoother, sharper and more tonally balanced. The bass is tighter and packs a good thump making this product a serious consideration for hip hop fanatics.
The QuietComfort 15 comes at a retail starting price of $300, and although it might not be the best or the sleekest looking headphone available in the market, it does happen to execute what it was designed for like no other which is to provide a comfortable listening experience and cancel unwanted sound.